Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world. This week, we look at the new Red Bull Music & Culture documentary on London-based producer Swindle, absorb the new full length album by indie outfit Girlpool, check out brand new sounds from Ruby Rushton amongst others and dip into new music videos, including a visual for new material by Manchester mainstay, DRS.
Multi-instrumentalist and producer Swindle released his new album No More Normal, with Brownswood recordings last week. With its high production values and collaborative spirit immediately apparent, we were glad to see a follow up documentary premiered by Bull Music & Culture this week.
The short film explores Swindle’s upbringing and the goals he set himself for this new release, working between several London studios and Real World Studios (established by Peter Gabriel and situated North East of Bath), to achieve such high musical standards.
Amongst the album’s feature artists and contributors are vocalists Etta Bond and Kojey Radical, saxophonist Nubya Garcia and guitarist Andrew Ashong. Bond speaks about Swindle’s musical fulfilment in the documentary while other collaborators comment on his drive, enthusiasm and unique sound.
Stream the full record here and watch the full documentary below. Swindle collaborators Nubya Garcia and Etta Bond head to Band on the Wall on 3rd March and April respectively.